New community hub in Trumpington opens its doors on 4 April

News release from 26/03/2018

THE CLAY Farm Centre opens its doors to the public on Wednesday 4 April at 9am.

The new community building in Hobson Square, Trumpington, will be managed by Cambridge City Council in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council, Trumpington Medical Practice and BPHA housing association.

It has been built in the heart of the new southern fringe development in Trumpington to serve the existing and new communities in the area.

The Clay Farm Centre will provide new facilities and services to the community including a library, café, and community centre with rooms for hire, including a large hall with a capacity of up to 250 people.

The centre also includes a medical centre on the second floor, which will be opening later in the spring, and two upper floors consisting of 20 affordable rent, shared ownership flats.

There will be a programme of events and activities to mark the opening, including a Teddy Bears’ Picnic, craft sessions, and children’s rhyme time sessions.

The library at the centre will be open daily from 4 April, and residents will be able to join the library from that date. The café, provided by the company ‘Eat Lunch’, will be open Monday to Saturday from 9 April. 

Full details of opening times and dates of forthcoming events can be found at www.cambridge.gov.uk/clay-farm-centre

Cllr Richard Johnson, Executive Councillor for Communities at Cambridge City Council, said: “We are really excited the Clay Farm Centre is now ready to open its doors to the local community so residents can make the most of the fantastic, energy efficient and modern facilities on offer.

“The centre is an outstanding facility and will be a great addition to the Trumpington area. I know that the staff team have been working very hard in the lead up to the opening, informing the community of what the centre offers and the many positive opportunities it will bring through local events, social gatherings, or simply as a place to unwind and relax.

“I would encourage everyone to go and visit the centre and find out what it has to offer.”

Cllr Matthew Shuter, Chair of the Highways and Community Infrastructure Committee at Cambridgeshire County Council, said: “It is wonderful to see our newest library opening in the heart of Trumpington.

“This close partnership with the city council is an exciting new management model that enables us to support the growth of the local area by bringing a full range of integrated services to the heart of the community.

“We are very much looking forward to welcoming residents to a variety of events and activities we have planned for them in the new library.”

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